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Title: Survival of the relocated population of the U. S. after a nuclear attack. Final report

Abstract

The feasibility of continued survival after a hypothetical nuclear attack is evaluated for people relocated from high-risk areas during the crisis period before the attack. The attack consists of 6559 MT, of which 5951 MT are ground bursts on military, industrial, and urban targets. Relocated people are assumed to be adequately protected from fallout radiation by shelters of various kinds. The major problems in the postattack situation will be the control of exposure to fallout radiation, and prevention of severe food shortages to several tens of millions of people.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., Tenn. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7361159
Report Number(s):
ORNL-5041
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CIVIL DEFENSE; PLANNING; FOOD; TRANSPORT; HUMAN POPULATIONS; RADIATION PROTECTION; SURVIVAL TIME; LOCAL FALLOUT; NATIONAL DEFENSE; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; FALLOUT; POPULATIONS; WEAPONS; 990500* - Civilian Defense- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Haaland, C.M., Chester, C.V., and Wigner, E.P. Survival of the relocated population of the U. S. after a nuclear attack. Final report. United States: N. p., 1976. Web. doi:10.2172/7361159.
Haaland, C.M., Chester, C.V., & Wigner, E.P. Survival of the relocated population of the U. S. after a nuclear attack. Final report. United States. doi:10.2172/7361159.
Haaland, C.M., Chester, C.V., and Wigner, E.P. Tue . "Survival of the relocated population of the U. S. after a nuclear attack. Final report". United States. doi:10.2172/7361159. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7361159.
@article{osti_7361159,
title = {Survival of the relocated population of the U. S. after a nuclear attack. Final report},
author = {Haaland, C.M. and Chester, C.V. and Wigner, E.P.},
abstractNote = {The feasibility of continued survival after a hypothetical nuclear attack is evaluated for people relocated from high-risk areas during the crisis period before the attack. The attack consists of 6559 MT, of which 5951 MT are ground bursts on military, industrial, and urban targets. Relocated people are assumed to be adequately protected from fallout radiation by shelters of various kinds. The major problems in the postattack situation will be the control of exposure to fallout radiation, and prevention of severe food shortages to several tens of millions of people.},
doi = {10.2172/7361159},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1976},
month = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1976}
}

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